Saturday October 25: Logic and the Mathemagical Mystery Tour

Advanced Series

Title: Classical First Order Logic (FOL)

Speaker: Adam Millar

Abstract: Our goal today is to examine the logical system known as Classical First Order Logic (FOL). This is the traditional logic employed in every realm of mathematics to construct rigorous proofs. We will learn how to divine the logical structure of a sentence, and understand in greater detail how deductive proofs work.

Chili peppers: 2 out of 4

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Recreational Series

Title: Gathering 4 Gardner Celebration of Mind Event:
The Mathemagical Mystery Tour

Leader: Harini Subrahmanyam Fredrickson

Description: Join us in the 100th birthday celebration of renowned Scientific American columnist and mathemagician, Martin Gardner, as we demonstrate a variety of mathematical magic tricks and puzzles made famous by Martin Gardner. So bring a deck of cards and your family and friends for a fun-filled mathemagical mystery tour!


Saturday Oct 11: Computer Vision and the Game of 31!

Advanced Series

Title: Computer Vision

Speaker: David Fridovich-Keil

Time & Date: 2pm-3pm, Saturday Oct 11

Location: Princeton Public Library, teen room (3rd floor)

Abstract: Humans are visual creatures — we understand things best by seeing them. We have two eyes, each of which captures a two dimensional version of our surroundings, and somehow our brains can stitch those images together into a three dimensional worldview. But what if we replace the two eyes with digital cameras, and the brain with a computer: can we teach a computer to “see” the world around it? This week we will see just how some tasks in computer vision are quite easy, and how others are impossibly difficult, through demonstrations that you can take back home, replicate, and build upon.

Chili peppers: 1 out of 4
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Recreational series

Title: The Game of 31

Time & Date: 3:14pm-4pm, Saturday Oct 11

Location: Princeton Public Library, teen room (3rd floor)

Abstract: This week, we’ll play a deceptively simple game called “31.” In this two-player game, players take turns choosing a number from 1 through 6 and adding it to a final sum, in order to reach the number 31 without going past it. Can we find a winning strategy for this seemingly simple game? What if more players play? What if we change the goal number of 31? Join us as we play to find out!